Definition:Angle/Unit/Radian

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Definition

The radian is a measure of plane angles symbolized either by the word $\radians$ or without any unit.

Radians are pure numbers, as they are ratios of lengths. The addition of $\radians$ is merely for clarification.

$1 \radians$ is the angle subtended at the center of a circle by an arc whose length is equal to the radius:

Value of Radian in Degrees

The value of a radian in degrees is given by:

$1 \radians = \dfrac {180 \degrees} {\pi} \approx 57.29577 \ 95130 \ 8232 \ldots \degrees$

Technical Note

The $\LaTeX$ code for $\radians$ is \radians .